History & Mission

The Learning Center's Mission

We support our students in the transformative process of becoming lifelong learners by providing the tools for intellectual exploration, meaningful engagement, personal empowerment and academic excellence.


Hanover College Mission

“Hanover College is a challenging and supportive community whose members take responsibility for lifelong inquiry, transformative learning, and meaningful service.”


The Learning Center’s History

1994 – Writing Center established in Donner basement as a place where students can get help on papers of all types. 

2004 – Tutoring in public speaking added as Hanover moves forward with the Academic Vision.

2005 – One-on-one tutoring services added and focus broadened to include help with time management and study skills, test taking, reading comprehension, note-taking, and other college success skills.

2006 -- Students on academic probation are assigned a peer tutor/mentor to help them improve college success skills.

2007 – All campus tutoring services consolidated in one location and the Learning Center is born.

2007 – First Spotlight on Academics Talks provide students with evening success seminars on a variety of topics.

2008 -- Academic Coaching added for students who want to hone their skills

2009 -- Spotlight on Academics lecture series becomes Hanover 101, a non-credit  college success seminar co-facilitated by Student Life and Peer Advisors. 

2010 -- Hanover 101 becomes a for-credit class. More than 100 first-year students and eight professors participate in its inaugural year.

2011 -- Hanover 101 has expanded to 12 class sections and our Academic Success Talks are now discipline specific panel discussions with Learning Center Tutors.

2012 -- The Learning Center started a Supplemental Instruction pilot program for first-year chemisty students.